Retrospective evaluation and prospective value-add : a review of R&D investment in Australia

Hampson, Keith D. & Kraatz, Judy A. (2011) Retrospective evaluation and prospective value-add : a review of R&D investment in Australia. In Proceedings of 2011 Helsinki World Sustainable Building Conference, The Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, Helsinki.

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This paper describes a lead project currently underway through Australia’s Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre evaluating diffusion mechanisms and impacts of R&D investment in the Australian built environment. Through a retrospective analysis of R&D investment trends and industry outcomes, and a prospective assessment of industry futures using strategic foresighting, a future-focussed industry R&D roadmap and pursuant policy guidelines will be developed.

This research aims to build new understandings and knowledge relevant to R&D funding strategies, research team formation and management, dissemination of outcomes and industry uptake. Each of these issues are critical due to: the disaggregated nature of the built environment industry; intense competition; limited R&D investment; and new challenges (e.g. IT, increased environmental expectations).

This paper details the context within which this project is being undertaken and the research design. Findings of the retrospective analysis of past R&D investment in Australia will be presented at this conference.

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ID Code: 46968
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: R&D investment, R&D policy, R&D diffusion, innovation systems, industry roadmapping, built environment
ISBN: 9789517585316
ISSN: 0356-9403
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2011 22:36
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 19:22

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